Privacy Notice

Dear Parents

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

Holwell Primary School is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about your child/children from previous schools and the Learning Records Service where applicable. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support pupil teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on pupil progress;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
  • Assess how well the school is doing.

This information includes your child/children’s contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information [1] and personal characteristics such as ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information.

We will not give information about your child/children to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.

We are required by law to pass some information about your child/children to the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE) 

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about your child(ren) then please contact the school office.

If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use this information, then please go to the following websites:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/privsch/[2]   and
http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/datatdatam/b00212337/datause  

If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

Data Protection Team                
Information Governance Unit                
Room C1
County Hall                
Pegs Lane                
Hertford
SG13 8DQ

email:  dataprotection@hertscc.gov.uk

Public Communications Unit               
Department for Education                
Sanctuary Buildings                            
Great Smith Street
London

SW1P 3BT

Web:      www.education.gov.uk

email:     http://www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus

Tel:         0370 000 2288

Periodically we check that the details we hold for your child(ren) are current.   I cannot stress enough how important it is that we are kept informed of all changes to Emergency Contacts.

Thank you.

 

Mr J McIntyre

Head Teacher


[1] Attendance information is NOT collected as part of the Censuses for the Department for Education for the following pupils / children - a) in Nursery schools; b) aged under 4 years in Maintained schools; c) in Alternative Provision; and d) in Early Years Settings. This footnote can be removed where Local Authorities collect such attendance information for their own specific purposes

[2] Local Authority to provide a link to their website with information on uses they make of data and any other organisations they share data with. Ideally they should also provide an address where parents without internet access can write for information.